Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Body Shop Brighton VIP Event*

What do we have here ~ ANOTHER The Body Shop® Event??

I was so delighted to have an email from the event mastermind that is James - to go to an event in the Brighton store. Brighton is my favourite place, and it's also where the first ever The Body Shop® was located (they aren't in that exact store anymore).

Seeing as the lovely staff members told us about the history behind The Body Shop®, I thought I'd put an extract from their website here:

"Our founder Dame Anita Roddick began mixing her own products and infusing them with a new idea: that business could be a force for good. Following her vision, for 40 years we’ve been rule breaking, never faking and change making. We now have over 3,000 stores in 66 countries and employ over 22,000 people who help us bring our unique blend of ethical beauty with a sense of humour and serious purpose to the world.

Never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right, we search the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products.
Today our dedication to business as a force for good is stronger than ever. As part of our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, we’ve made it our mission to enrich our products, our people and our planet. That means working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing.

Together we can do it, it’s in our hands."
The Brighton store opened in 1976, and since it's doors opened they have been supporting amazing causes and campaigns. One of the lovely ladies at the store told us how The Body Shop® were giving out condoms on the counters during the aids epidemic, to show their support and educate society.
As mentioned in my previous The Body Shop® posts they have a HUGE campaign at the moment to stop animal testing worldwide. Only 20% of countries have banned animal testing. We need 8 million signatures to take the petition to the united nations by this summer. As of April we have 5,556,738. Please have a read of the campaign and sign here.
I'm planning to do a post with lots of information about animal cruelty soon, as a lot of my friends and family ask me about it and I don't want to bombard any readers who've just come here to see what products I got!

As you can see from my ridiculously happy face, I received a lovely hand massage using the Brazilian Cupuaçu Scrub-In-Oil, and the Hawaiian Kukui Cream  from the Spa Of The World™ Blissful Body Collection by the lovely Brieana. I love a hand/arm massage it's surprisingly relaxing. Brieana was a gem, she was so helpful answering all of my questions regarding skin care and gave me some samples to try.

I also got to try out what the The Drops of Youth™ range felt like on my skin, Brieana used the Drops of Youth™ Liquid Peel on the back of my hand by gently rubbing in a drop, then using the Drops Of Youth™ Concentrate afterwards. My skin has never felt to soft. The Drops of Youth™ range is good for skin which has started to show signs of ageing, I have been thinking of using it as I believe I have some sun damage/wrinkles on my forehead and I would like to prevent them from getting any worse!

Where you can personalise your body butters!
I cannot wait to try the Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover!

I currently have the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner in my facial regime.
My favourite hair products: Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo, Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner and Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask

The notorious Hook-A-Duck was back!

Another of The Body Shop® big campaigns at the moment is to save Red Panda's. I don't know about you, but I absolutely love animals, and Red Pandas are super fricking cute. When you purchase the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask a portion of the proceeds go towards protecting Red Pandas. Plus you can buy this cute headband for when you apply/remove make up as modelled by myself below.

My beautiful friend Lily has a blog ~ you need to check it out.

It was lovely seeing these beauts: Max, Lily, James, Charlie.

I can't believe how lovely all of the staff have been at all The Body Shop® events I've been to ~ which is turning out to be quite a lot...they always amaze me with their customer service and pure loveliness. I feel like I'm building a relationship with these stores, and it makes me want to come back time and time again as I always have great experiences.

Above is the little bits I picked up at this event, I needed a top up of Banana Truly Nourishing ShampooBanana Truly Nourishing Conditioner and Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask. I love the smell of this range, it's more of a sweet banana smell than an actual fruity smell. The products are thick in texture displaying the quality of the ingredients.

As shown above I purchased and wore the Red Panda Headband, and I bought the Facial Mask Brush to help apply all of the face masks I've collected. It's much easier to apply the masks, and more hygienic than using your fingers.

I had to buy the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask I love Tea Tree products, as I'm prone to redness and blemished skin. I'll do a little review when I get to use it!

I've been needing some hand sanitiser for a while, I'm one of those people that has a bit of everything in their bag, you know just in case. This Strawberry Hand Cleanse Gel smells amazing, and they have lots of other great scents and they are usually on a three for two offer on their miniature products.

Above are the lovely goodies which James put together for us! We got a voucher for Wagamama's as well as a nifty ladle for soup and ramen. There's a Coconut Treats set, a sample of the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask, I Am Forever Against Animal Testing Neckerchief for your pet, a small Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter,  samples of Oils Of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil,  Drops Of Youth™ ConcentrateJapanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, and Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask.

Please enjoy my failed attempts of getting my dog; Missy to wear the neckerchief. She's so beautiful but hates having her photo taken, or if she knows you're taking a photo she will make it increasingly hard.

I really enjoyed myself at this event in Brighton, The Body Shop® has quickly become my favourite brand! I've been trying to add up how many of their products I now own, and I don't think it's a pretty number. I just love the quality of The Body Shop® products and what they stand for.

Tell me in the comments what products you're loving or want to try out!

Love Saffron x

*Disclaimer - The products mentioned in this post are affiliate links which means that I can make commission from sales used by the links in this post.



  1. Lovely post. I was there too and wrote my post last week. It was a fun and interesting event and im sold on a few products. I liked the fact the hand massage included a scrub .

    1. I'm so glad you had a good time! It's so nice to read about other people's experiences with brands!

      Thank you for commenting!

      Love Saffron x


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